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New Year’s Day Brunches Around Town

Contemporary Classics, Comfort Fare and Ethnic Eats in Chicago

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What better way to start new year’s day than with a beautiful brunch. The list below outlines a bevy of downtown options, from classic breakfast and lunch fare to ethnic eats and treats. The details for each service are included by restaurant.

BLT American Brasserie will offer their new Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Chef Laurent Tourondel’s exquisite, wide-ranging menu, guests may enjoy salads and starters, egg dishes and breakfast entrees, lunch items from the grill, sushi rolls, pizzettas and more. Each patron will receive a warm, from-the-oven popover to start the meal. Incredible bloody Marys (barbeque, balsamic and the BLT) and brunch cocktails will also be available.

Say ole! to new year’s day at Cantina Laredo. Cantina Laredo will offer their complete brunch menu featuring favorite Mexican dishes, housemade margaritasand bloody Marias from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (entrees include a mimosa, Bloody Maria or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice). Some of the dishes will include crab cake benedict, chicken fajita omelet, migas con huevos, steak and eggs with chimichurri and huevos rancheros.

The New Year’s Day Hangover Buffet at Park Grill will cure all that ails you from the night before.  Special hangover-happy foods (ham and cheese French toast, banana and nutella pancakes, mushroom and spinach benedict, flat iron steak with chimichurri, biscuits and spicy gravy), brunch cocktails and a Bloody Mary Bar will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $30 (adults) and $12 kids (ages 12 and under).

The Chicago Firehouse will feature Chef Kendal Duque’s new, winter a la carte brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Duque’s dishes include a variety of eggs benedict, omelettes, scrambles and sweets, in addition to entree salads, soup, sandwiches and butcher offerings. Brunch cocktails may be perfect for the post-party day, from the BLT Bloody Mary and Hard Arnold Palmer to the 5-Alarm Coffee Cocktail and Spiked Sweet Tea.

Elate’s market-driven brunch from Chef Michael Noll will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. and will run until 2:30 p.m. Guests may enjoy bottomless mimosas (blueberry, mango, traditional) for $20 with the purchase of an entree. Noll’s menu ranges from sweets and savories to salads and sandwiches.

Start the new year with a show! The brunch at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free-flowing bloody Marys, sangria and mimosas will be $10 with any brunch entrée purchase from Chef Mark Kasper’s menu of contemporary classics and comfort fare. Lively performances from Kit Kat’s one-and-only Madam X will take place throughout the day. Kit Kat is featuring half-price martinis from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Hangover Brunch at The Red Canary will highlight a fan-favorite: “The Hangover” entree. The dish consists of skillet potatoes with melted cheddar, braised short ribs and a sunny-side egg on top for $14. Guests that partake in the bottomless mimosas ($18) or bottomless bloody Marys ($20) will receive a complimentary entrée from the weekend brunch menu. Brunch service is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The perfect place for a post-party hangover brunch is in Timothy O’Toole’s Pub’s subterranean setting. In addition to the brunch menu (scrambles, benedicts, burritos, burgers, sandwiches, waffles and more), the Pub will also offer a bottomless mimosa bar ($16) and bottomless bloody mary bar ($20) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the football fans, sip $16 Miller/Coors family buckets, $5 Jack Daniels and Jack Honey cocktails while tuning in to over 75 screens (open until 3 a.m.).

ZED451 will start off the new year with an unforgettable brunch experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., dining guests may partake in a mid-day meal that includes a bounty of breakfast and lunch selections. Brunch is $29 per person, mimosas will be offered for $3 and house-made bloody marys, complete with gourmet garnish, will be $5 each. (Returning guests that purchased the New Year’s Eve dinner or party package will receive bottomless bloody marys at brunch.) In the Fireside Lounge, New Year’s Day is all about football. ZED451′s 80-foot screen will show every play of the games, and from 10 a.m. to midnight, $5 ZED burgers and $3 pints of craft beer will be offered in addition to the full “Cravings” menu.


BLT American Brasserie

500 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312-948-8744
BLTAmericanBrasserie.com

The Chicago Firehouse
1401 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312.786.1401

ChicagoFirehouse.com

ELATE
111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312.202.9900

ElateChicago.com

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111

kitkatchicago. com

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312.521.7275

www.parkgrillchicago.com


The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60642
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700
http://www.timothyotooles. com

ZED451
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.266.6691
ZED451.com

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at ZED451

This New Year’s Eve weekend, ZED451 will celebrants an elaborate, multi-course dinner in the main dining room, along with a premium party package in the Fireside Lounge, followed by a bountiful brunch on New Year’s Day.

On Saturday, December 31, ZED451’s New Year’s Eve dinner experience will be offered for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  The menu will include unlimited selections from the seasonal Harvest Tables, a lavish raw bar, an abundance of chef’s entrees served tableside and mini pastries for dessert.  In addition, each guest will receive a complimentary flute of champagne to toast to 2012.  Table reservations will be accepted between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. and may be made through Open Table or by calling (312) 266-6691.

ZED451’s New Year’s Eve party package will be offered in the cozy, Fireside Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Revelers ringing in the new year will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, a deluxe open bar (blueberry gin mojito, spiced apple sangria, premium spirits, wine, imported and domestic bottled beer), party favors, DJ and midnight champagne toast. Tickets for the bar package are $95 per guest (includes tax and gratuity) and may be purchased by calling the restaurant at (312) 266-6691 or by visiting BrownPaperTickets.com.

The following day, ZED451 will start off the new year with an unforgettable brunch experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, January 1, dining guests may partake in a mid-day meal that includes a bounty of breakfast and lunch selections. Brunch is $29 per person (plus tax and gratuity), mimosas will be offered for $3 and house-made bloody marys, complete with gourmet garnish, will be $5 each. Returning guests that purchased the New Year’s Eve dinner or party package will receive bottomless bloody marys at brunch.

New Year’s Day is all about football, and ZED451’s 80-foot screen will show every play of the games (including our own Chicago Bears taking on the Minnesota Vikings at noon). From 10 a.m. to midnight, the Fireside Lounge will feature $5 ZED burgers and $3 pints of beer, in addition to the full “Cravings” menu (pad Thai tacos, char-grilled sirloin salad, calamari fries, house-cured duck pastrami Reuben sliders, maple Cajun BLT, spiced chicken samosas, Aegean flatbread and more).
ZED451
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.266.6691
ZED451.com

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New Year’s Weekend Brunch Options Around Town

National Bloody Mary Day Falls on 1/1/11

Saturday, January 1
and Sunday, January 2, 2011

Venues and Menus Vary

LOKaL, RB Grille and Timothy O’Toole’s Pub will all be open for Brunch service this New Year’s weekend (details outlined below). LOKaL’s creative menu and limitless beverages will wow Wicker Parkers, while RB Grille serves the River North set. Timothy O’Toole’s gears up for game-watchers with plenty of food and football. Each restaurant features Bloody Marys in celebration of “National Bloody Mary Day”.

LOKaL
9:00am-3:30pm
$9 Bottomless Bloody Marys
$7 Bottomless Mimosas
January 1 and January 2
The a la carte menu includes Euro-inspired dishes and American classics, such as Nutella Frites; Oatmeal Fondue; London Broil Steak Salad; Slow Roasted Pork Belly or Duck Confit with poached eggs; Watercress Bella Omelet; Grilled Chicken Croissant; Polish Sausage sandwich. Prices vary from $4 to $13. LOKaL is located at 1904 West North Avenue, Chicago (773) 904-8113. LokalChicago .com

RB Grille
10:00am-2:00pm
January 1 and January 2
Chef Christopher McCoy offers a weekend brunch menu that includes Seasonal (Fruit n’ Granola, French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes); Farm (Denver Omelet, Steak & Eggs, Prime, Egg & Cheddar, Brunch Burger) and Sides (Sugar-Cured Bacon, Breakfast Pork sausage, Savory Chorizo & Cornbread Pudding, Herbed Yukon Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, English Muffins). The brunch bar menu includes a Traditional Bloody; Bacon Bourbon Mary; House Pepper-Vodka Bloody and Pomegranate Mimosa. The dining menu ranges from $3 to $15.50 and the brunch cocktails are $5-$8. RB Grille is located at One West Grand Avenue, Chicago (312) 755-0890 http://www.RBGrille .com

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
9:30am-2:00pm
$7.50 Bloody Mary Bar with over 30 ingredients
$14 Bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis
January 1 and January 2
“Timothy” offers a weekend Brunch menu with familiar favorites and Irish twists. Diners will find such dishes as Irish Benedict; Raspberry Belgium Waffle; Corned Beef Hash; Steak & Eggs; Rise & Shine Burger and a list of side dishes. Prices vary from $1.39 to $12.99. Catching some of the bowl games? O’Toole’s has 60 screens placed throughout the lower-level Pub at 622 North Fairbanks, Chicago (312) 642-0700 TimothyOTooles.com

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